Your Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a valuable tool, but only if you pay attention when the Honda TPMS Warning Light comes on. When the tire light alerts you to low tire pressure – you will need to address the problem and reset the light.
Please remember that the tire pressure sensors are not a substitute for checking your tire pressure regularly. It won’t light up unless the problem is becoming serious. Underinflated tires can be a safety hazard.
Troubleshooting the Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Honda Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems vary, depending on the model type and model year. Furthermore, TPMS systems are not uniform across the spectrum of car brands.
In addition, the technology changes from time to time, meaning that older models may not have the same capability found on new ones. Here’s some good information that may answer some of your questions about TPMS and your tire warning light.
When Does the TPMS Light Come On?
The tire pressure light isn’t required to come on until the tire is 25 percent below recommendations. Therefore, you should never ignore it. The manufacturer’s recommended air pressure is in your owner s manual.
What if the TPMS Light Came On For a Few Minutes and Turned Itself Off?
The most likely trigger is cold. Tire pressure drops about 1 psi with every ten degree drop in cold weather. As your tires heat up, the pressure stabilizes. That’s why there are winter and summer standards for properly inflated tires.
What if I filled the tire, but the sensor didn’t reset?
Try driving the vehicle at over 28 miles per hour for a few minutes. At that speed, the TPMS will get little or less interference from other sensors and radio frequencies. This allows it to update through the serial data bus, sending the proper tire information to the TPMS sensor.
What if I reset the TPMS light, but now it’s flashing?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, systems may flash or stay on longer to indicate a problem with the TPMS system rather than the tire. After checking that your tires have the proper pressure, you may need a mechanic to read the code and tell you what’s happening.
Does TPMS Read my Spare Tire?
The spare tire does not have a sensor for the TPMS system to read. The system may register nothing where the tire should be. As long as you are confident that the spare has the correct tire pressure, it should not represent a problem.
Why Can’t I See That My Tire is Low?
Unfortunately, human eyesight cannot detect that a tire is low until the problem is really severe. . Your manufacturer’s recommended pressure is in your owner s manual.
Can I Disconnect the Battery to Clear the TPMS Sensor?
Some people try to clear codes by disconnecting the battery. Generally the system saves all codes and doesn’t reset them just because the battery is removed. This is actually a fail-safe feature because mechanics need those codes to determine what is wrong with a vehicle.
What if I clear the code before my mechanic has a chance to read it?
If you are able to clear the TPMS code, you will be overwriting it with a new code. Unless the system triggers the sensor again, your mechanic will not find the important code.
Why is Tire Pressure So Important?
According to the automotive journalists at Edmunds, a mere 5 PSI can cause a tire to fail. An underinflated tire generates heat as it struggles to keep up with the job it has to do. This causes faster degeneration.
Furthermore, an underinflated tire affects the accuracy of steering and handling. Thus, the vehicle declines in performance and fuel economy.
What is Direct vs. Indirect TPMS?
Direct TPM sensors are attached to the valve for the most accurate reading. With indirect TPMS, the anti-lock brake system assists in determining approximate pressure. Although a good system, it is not as fast as a direct system.
Does My Old Car NOT Have Tire Pressure Monitoring?
Starting with the 2008 model year, every Honda has TPMS. All cars made before the 2018 probably don’t have this feature.
If you don’t have a light to turn on and warning you, it’s all the more important to carry a gauge to check and add air as needed. Explore the Earnhardt Honda inventory today to find a Honda car, truck or crossover with TPMS!
How To Reset the Honda Tire Pressure Monitoring System TPMS Warning Light
Learn how to reset the tire warning light with this step-by-step guide and get back to normal. Instructions To Reset the Honda TPMS Warning Light
So you’re driving, and your “Low Tire Pressure” warning light goes off. You pull over at the nearest gas station and check your tires. You fill up the tire(s) with low pressure and get back on the road, but the warning light still won’t turn off. Why is it doing that? This is a common issue for Honda owners, so here’s a quick guide on how to reset the TPMS light in your Honda.
Any time you reinflate your tires, change a tire, or get them rotated, the TPMS needs to be recalibrated before it’ll work properly again. Once you start the recalibration process, it takes about 30 minutes of driving between 30-65 miles per hour. Then it will stop automatically, and your tire pressure monitoring system is good to go.
How do I reset my Honda tire pressure light?
Scroll to the vehicle Settings screen, and select it. Select TPMS Calibration..
Select Customize Settings..
Select TPMS Calibration..
Press MENU to exit..
Where is the TPMS reset button?
The tire pressure monitor reset button is typically located under the steering wheel. Refer to your vehicle's owner's manual if you're unable to locate it. Inflate all tires to 3 PSI over their recommended amount, then deflate them completely. Be sure to include the spare tire, as it may have a sensor as well.
How do I clear the TPMS warning?
Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and wait about 20 minutes for the sensor to refresh. You will find the tire pressure monitor reset button under the steering wheel. Refer to your vehicle's owner's manual if you can't find it.
Can you reset TPMS yourself?
Hold the TPMS reset button until the tire pressure light blinks three times, then release it. Start the car and let it run for 20 minutes, which allows the sensors to reset. You'll find the tire pressure monitor reset button located beneath the steering wheel.